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Super Basic Jewelry Guide by GrandmaThunderpants Super Basic Jewelry Guide by GrandmaThunderpants
This is a fast tutorial I did to explain some terms and basic things about how to turn your clay works into charms. This is not very detailed, just a simple guide with the item names so you can do further research on your own. It's kind of shocking to me how many people don't know how to actually use headpins so I just wanted to help you guys out. xD

There are hundreds and hundreds of detailed tutorials out there on the internet about these things, so use the right terms in Google and go wild. :dummy:

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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! This will definitely help me in the future!
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy to help :D
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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;P
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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ScarabSethArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
For the clay, do you use different colours or paint over just one? I couldn't find anywhere to say if you painted over FIMO or Sculpey it'll come out right...
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use different colors of clay. :3
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ScarabSethArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahh, thanks :)
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InuyashaRules6596 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Writer
i don't really understand how the flat headpins work for charms
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just poke them into your charm from the bottom. Trim the excess, and use jewelry pliers to make a loop. :3
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InuyashaRules6596 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Writer
oh so you use the opposite end from the flat side? that makes sense XD
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Ayumi--Sama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you so much for this tutorial. :heart: It was very helpful!
I knew a few things already but I also learn some new things, like
they headpin and eye pin (which works best) I thank you for taking
the time to put this together; it was wonderful for putting the pros and
cons as well as your experience. :D

I've been wanting to make
my own stuff and I love working with clay...tho it's been
a few years. ^^;
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Saphira001 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks to this wonderful tutorial I might have a new hobby (if I'm any good lol) <3
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy to help! :la:
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the-kawaii-ferret Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...wish I had found this tutorial a long time ago. I found out the hard way that simply sticking a headpin into clay doesn't mean it'll hold. :shakefist:
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, yeah. I had to find that out the hard way too back when I first started with clay. ;A;
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. Polymer clay anything tends to....evade me. ._.
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help! :D
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AskSegundaEtapa Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou, sooo much! This was such a big help. :+fav:
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy to help! :D
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AskSegundaEtapa Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
There aren't many tutorials like this that just get the point across~ :)
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Hi there, your stock has been featured here: [link] Hope you don't mind :happybounce:
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, yay! I don't mind at all, thank you so much for featuring me!
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Roxxelle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just wondering if you have ever had any problems with headpins discolouring the clay while baking???

I've had a little trouble with some wires discolouring in the past and have not yet tried using headpins, which is a fantastic idea by the way!!!
Thanks and sorry if you have had this question before =x
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there! I haven't had this question yet-- but I have encountered something similar. I used black headpins a few times and when baked the black paint on them would chip off. But it never caused any real discoloring, and the black paint chips were easy to flick off. If you use just simple metal headpins, I don't think you'll have any discolorations. Avoid ones that have been painted or sealed with some sort of color that may rub off. I've been using plain silver ones for over a year so I can safely say they don't cause discolorations. :D
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Roxxelle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!! This is really helpful!!!

I'll stick to the trusty silver ones, thank you for your experience!!!
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Narakyo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I knew about all this BUT the screw eyes. Uber helpful! <3
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help! I know a lot of people didn't know the names of them, or just called them "tiny screws" so knowing their proper name should help people find them online. xD
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iissoawesome Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU :D :D :D
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la:
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Reixma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! ^_^~x
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No prob!
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airskai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the help!
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No prob! Thanks for reading :D
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thehobbypanda Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
a really good tutorial, i know most of the stuff in this tutorial but i actually learned something new when i went through this, good work, keep it up :D
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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Code-hearts Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
You're my hero :D
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
O: Yay! :la:
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
how nice of you! thanks :D
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No prob! I get a lot of questions about this so it was easiest just to make one picture guide for everybody xD
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
yeah your tuts are the best, and DD worthy as you know ;P
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks! :la:
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